Conditional Admission

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Conditional Admission

SIU offers Conditional Admission for all undergraduate programs and most graduate programs if you meet all the academic requirements for admission but you have a low score on an English proficiency exam. Conditional admission means that you receive admission to the university but you cannot start university classes until you have met the condition to improve your English proficiency. You can meet this condition by studying intensive English at CESL or submitting a higher English proficiency exam score.

If you have receive conditional admission to SIU, you are automatically admitted to CESL. You don’t need to complete an additional application for CESL. Just send a copy of your conditional admission letter or I-20 to

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Admission to a Degree Program at SIU

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS can demonstrate that they meet SIU's English proficiency requirement in a variety of ways, discussed here: English Language Requirements for undergraduate admission

GRADUATE STUDENTS: To be considered for admission into a graduate degree program at SIU, applicants must meet the requirements, including the English proficiency requirement, specified by the Graduate School Graduate School requirements and by the department or departments involved. Please contact the graduate school for more information: call 618-536-7791 or email

International students that already meet the English proficiency requirement can apply for full undergraduate admission at the undergraduate admission site or graduate admission at the graduate admission site.